Mogi Grumbles – End Of Line [Original Tron Re-Score]
The title, “End of Line” suggests Tron: Legacy, but Mogi Grumbles has re-scored the original Tron (1982) scores. It’s not Daft Punk, but there’s something nostalgic about the 80s electronic sounds. Take a look.
Check out Alex, aka Moon Holiday‘s electro/pop music: Capsular by Moon Holiday
Thanks Ben for the linkage!
“Up” remixed by the Australian DJ, Pogo.
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Ever wondered what that awkward elevator music was?
Now we know – it’s the theme song from the 1959 film, A Summer Place, appropriately entitled, “Theme from A Summer Place“.
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I just watched the 2005 documentary, “Just For Kicks.” – literary, a documentary on sneakers. Fascinating history of sneaker / hip-hop culture and how it all came about.
Adidas sneaker sales blew up thanks to Run DMC’s song, “My Adidas”, which eventually led to their $1.6 million endorsement. Cats stole brand new kicks off people’s feet, others traded guns with newly released shoes at the stores, and some crazy fanatics drove from one city to another in blizzards just to hunt down dead stocks.
At one point in the documentary, this Frenchman pops up talking about his experience back in the day… and the only Frenchman I recognize is Nino Quincampoix from Amémlie. His name was Mathieu Kossovits. It WAS Nino…
Sneaker hunting became a huge phenomenon, not only in the U.S. but in other countries too; I remember reading about it in a Japanese comic book, Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kōen Mae Hashutsujo (aka. Kochikame) several years ago. People just collect mountains of dead stock sneakers and.. don’t wear them. They just sit in their original boxes and collect dust in the stockrooms… whatever floats their boat, I guess!
I thought I had watched the 1982 film, Tron, but clearly I hadn’t. Perhaps I watched the trailer of the soon-to-be-released 2010 sequel, Tron: Legacy, way too many times to have imagined it all.
I finally watched it last night, and it’s pretty incredible what they had come up with 28 years ago. The filming technique was completely new at the time, and integrated use of live-action and computer simulated images is just retro-wonderful. It’s always interesting to see what people believed the future would be like – I feel like modern technology is finally catching up to what people had visualized decades ago. I know that in Tsukuba, Japan, facilities exist to research a similar technology to what the laser beam thing did in the film… supposedly, it is going to be used to transform objects (or tiny molecules) from point A to B…
There is a 28 year gap between the release dates of the first and the second films… making it the biggest gap in Hollywood history. Hopefully Tron: Legacy will meet, or even exceed everyone’s expectations. I’m pretty excited:
However.. I won’t think I’d like to watch in 3D because 1) it makes my eyes tired 2) my eyes are not fully 3D-compatible 3) it’s more pricey. Basically, I’m not a huge fan of the current craze over 3D films. I’m a poor student with old eyes so I think I’d rather watch in 2D.
Ps. The Daft Punk soundtrack for the new film is quite amazing.
The Crash – Daft Punk